A New Tradition of Introducing Judi’s Premier Numbers!
Although Vaillancourt chalkware is often thought about during the holiday months, it’s during the spring that collectors are able to get the coveted “premier numbers.” Vaillancourt Folk Art assigns a number, in the order in which they are painted, for each piece painted in their Sutton studios. These premier numbers are held from wholesale distribution are being made available, along with the opportunity to have them signed and personalized by Judi Vaillancourt, during Premier Number Weekend.
Traditionally, Premier Number Weekend has been held in March. Starting this year, the event will be moved to April. The Friday Evening Opening Party will be Friday, April 23rd (5pm – 8pm). Collectors are able to pre-order the 2021 chalkware line now with the option to have premier numbers shipped on Monday, April 26th. Online and phone pre-orders will begin with #6 and be shipped in the order in which the order was paid. The coveted #1 through #5 will be available exclusively to in-store collectors starting Friday, April 23rd. Just like our introduction of Starlight last year, we will be pre-numbering all of this year’s Premier Numbers.
Although we’re “changing tradition” it is our hopes we are able to better plan our production to ensure we can hand paint enough of our Chalkware pieces to ensure everyone looking for one will have one.